HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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MRS. RACHEL CLARKE, farmer; P.O. Tallula; widow of C.J.H. Clark, and daughter of Samuel and Anna (Rhodes) Smith; was brought to this county by her parents, in 1836. After a time they removed to Cass Co., where he parents died. She was married to Mr. Clark Nov. 25, 1841. He was one of the prominent pioneers of the county. He served as County Commissioner four years, and eight years as County Judge. He lived an industrious, enterprising and useful life. He died, April 9, 1870, leaving a family of four children - John J. Mary A. (now Mrs. John H. Burkholder, of this county), Charles R. and Luella F. Mrs. Clark remembers when this was a wild country. When her parents came to this county, they spent their first winter with another family, in a cabin of 12 x 16, and there were sixteen persons in the two families. She occupies a beautiful residence, surrounded by all the comforts of life.


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